Looking back at 2021’s Inside the C-suite

Behavioral Health Business interviews the most exclusive C-suite executives in the behavioral health industry. We get insights from behavioral health leaders on the issues they’re facing. Here’s a look back at our favorite interviews.

Inside KKR’s Newly Formed Behavioral Platform, Geode Health

Behavioral Health Business connected with Geode Health CEO Gaurav Bhattacharyya to learn more about the new company’s origin story, long-term goals, and growth plans. During the interview, Bhattacharyya broke down why KKR opted to build rather than buy, what Geode is looking for in behavioral health provider partners and where the new company fits into the future of the industry. Read more

Inside Vertava Health’s Evolution From a Luxury Rehab into a PE-Backed Behavioral Health System

Vertava CEO Matt Morgan, who joined the company in 2019, told Behavioral Health Business that phase of transformation is still well underway. He recently connected with BHB to discuss Vertava’s rapid outpatient expansion and acquisition goals, as well as how and why it’s breaking down care silos in behavioral health. Read more


Former Dialysis CEO Takes the Reins of Community Psychiatry, Eyes Nationwide Expansion

In mid-January, Christopher Brengard stepped into the role of CEO for the provider. He previously made his mark as the chairman and CEO of U.S. Renal Care, a Plano, Texas-based kidney dialysis company that he co-founded in 2000 and grew to more than 300 locations across 32 states and Guam. Read more

Oceans Healthcare to Enter Two New States in 2021 to Serve Overlooked Populations

Behavioral Health Business connected with Oceans Healthcare CEO Stuart Archer to talk about Oceans’ growth trajectory for the rest of the year, which includes plans to enter two new states in 2021. On top of that, Archer explained the company’s focus on geriatric populations, its legislative priorities, and more. Read more

Odyssey Behavioral CEO Shares Growth Strategy, Eyes Expansion to Tackle Treatment Gaps

Behavioral Health Business connected with Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare CEO Scott Kardenetz to discuss the company’s recent growth and executive hires, in addition to its 2021 goals and priorities. Read more


Groups Recover Together CEO Details Plan to Expand Value-Based MAT Model Into 5 New States

Behavioral Health Business connected with Groups Recover Together CEO Colleen Nicewicz to discuss how the funding will help Groups expand into nearly half a dozen new states and enhance its technology capabilities by years’ end. Nicewicz also shared which new markets the company is targeting, how it succeeds in value-based care, and more. Read more

Beacon’s New Hire Brings Lessons Learned from Talkspace, Optum to CMO Position

In an interview with Behavioral Health Business, Beacon Health Options CMO Neil Leibowitz said integrating innovation into brick-and-mortar care models is top of mind for him, as well as giving patients more choice in the treatment experience and providers more money for yielding better outcomes. Read more

Serial Behavioral Entrepreneur Plots Course for Measured Growth of US HealthVest

Behavioral Health Business recently connected with CEO & President Richard Kresch to discuss US HealthVest’s recent expansion into Indianapolis, its local leadership model and its future — specifically whether the company will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors for an eventual sale. Read more

Inside the Launch and Ambition of Sheppard Pratt’s New Services Division

Sheppard Pratt Solutions, a new division of the hospital that aims to leverage its mental health workforce to provide consulting, management services and development-based partnerships with various health systems across the country. Leading that effort is Stephen Merz, who was previously the CEO of Maine Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Maine and who this year was named chief operating officer of Sheppard Pratt to lead the new division. Read more

Little Leaves President Eyes East Coast Expansion Opportunities, Shares ABA Workforce Retention Strategy

Behavioral Health Business recently connected with Little Leaves President Marina Major. to discuss the growth outlook and expansion strategy for Silver Spring, Maryland-based Little Leaves, which currently only has locations in Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. Read More